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I have written seven books on my teaching Meditation as an Art of Life. They are: 

1) Meditation as an Art of Life - a basic reader (2008) 

2) Dream Yoga (2009) 

3) A Portrait of a Lifeartist (2010) 

4) A Dictionary of Thought Distortions (2014) 

5) The Matrix Conspiracy - Part 1 (2014) 

6) The Matrix Conspiracy - Part 2 (2014) 

7) Sûnyatâ Sutras (2017) 

On this page you can download them in free PDF Versions (scroll down to read about them and download). 

It is, however, also possible to buy a paperback/kindle copy of my books. 

They are for example available from Amazon.com – click here for my page on Amazon.

Note! They are also available as paperbacks from many other major online booksellers around the world.

If you do buy a normal paperback/kindle copy of my books, your money is going towards three things – the cost of printing a book in a money-based economy, which is a reality of our Age; supporting my own work, and the support of the philosophy of idleness.

If you do buy a paperback/kindle copy (for yourself or your family and friends), I would like to say a genuine thank you for your kindness in supporting these endeavours.

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The below links are links to the Internet Archive. You can also download the books from My Website and on Google Drive.

1) Meditation as an Art of Life – a basic reader (2008)



The background for this book is the spiritual crisis, I lived through because of inappropriate consequences of yoga and meditation. Viewed against this background I started to look at meditation as an art of life.

I believe, that meditation isn't some kind of mental visualizing technique, but something philosophical, an art of life, which involves the entire cognitional, existential and ethical reality of Man. Moreover that this concept of meditation is the central core in all wisdomtraditions.

The unusual about the book is, that it claims, that all the great masters within the wisdomtraditions, actually used philosophical questions as their central meditation technique, and that all other spiritual exercises only were used to support this. In this way philosophical questions were a type of universal koans, which worked with the purpose to open the consciousness in towards the Source: the Good, the True and the Beautiful.

In the book I seek to make this clear by constructing it as a guidance in, how this quite concrete can be put into practice.

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2) Dream Yoga (2009)



The spiritual practice consists of meditation and dream yoga. Meditation and dream yoga are two sides of the same thing. If you nevertheless should try to discriminate, then you about meditation can say, that the three aspects of meditation are relaxfullness, awareness and heartfullness.

Dream Yoga is shortly said about realizing the illusory aspect of life and death.

Normally Dream Yoga is understood as practising meditation during sleep, about realizing the illusory aspects of dreams, and about achieving special states in sleep, such as lucidity and astrality. But dream yoga is also about realizing the illusory aspect of the waking life, both one´s own thought distortions, but also the thought distortions of society (the book includes for example some very critical articles on the Zeitgeist of New Age and coaching). Finally Dream Yoga is about practising meditation during suffering, and during the deathprocess.

Through 18 articles I draw a map over the spiritual journey through the dream-labyrinth of life and death. In this map I show both dangers and pitfalls, as well as pathfinders and trail markers. The map is in that way intended to function as a help so that people can find the dreamtracks and songlines in the artwork of their lifes.

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3) A Portrait of a Lifeartist (2010)



This book is the last in a series of three about my teaching, Meditation as an Art of Life. The first book was named Meditation as an Art of Life – a basic reader. The second was named Dream Yoga.

The first book is the basic reader on asking philosophical question in a meditative-existential way, and the systematical instruction in the belonging supporting exercises. The second book is about about how to - through critical thinking – navigate through the dream-labyrinth of life and death.

Even though A Portrait of a Lifeartist contains some last critical texts on the zeitgeist of New Age and Coaching, then it is a much more existential experimenting book, than logical analyzing, it is more seeing than thinking, more listening than arguing, and it is seeking to be the final instruction in art of life.

This reflects itself in an investigation of the lifeartist as respectively a historical being, a rational being, a desirous being, a natural being, and a communicative being. The whole thing as a kind of diamond, where traditional philosophical problems are put into a concrete spiritual practice.

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4) A Dictionary of Thought Distortions (2014)



Thought distortions are “techniques”, that, unconsciuos or conscious, are used from an interest in finding ways of getting on in the world, rather than an interest in finding ways of discovering the truth. Thought distortions are the background for poor reasoning, diversionary ploys, seductive reasoning errors, techniques of persuasion and avoidance, psychological factors, which can be obstacles to clear thought.

The question is: should one use thought distortions? The question raises the old discussion between Socrates and the Sophists. The Sophists were teachers of rhetoric who taught people how to get on in the world. In this they uncritically used thought distortions. Socrates was the philosopher who taught people in ways of finding the truth. In this he critically examined, re-structured and changed thought distortions.

With the claim that the Sophists today are back in that mixture of postmodernistic intellectualism, management theory, self-help and New Age, which I call The Matrix Conspiracy, I will, with this book, present a manual in the Socratic way of life.

The book is a follow-up to the three books on my teaching Meditation as an Art of Life (Meditation as an Art of Life – 2008, Dream Yoga – 2009, A Portrait of a Lifeartist – 2010). It is also a reference book to my two books on the Matrix Conspiracy (The Matrix Conspiracy – part 1 and 2). 

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5) The Matrix Conspiracy – Part 1 (2014)



This book is the first part of two books on the concept of The Matrix Conspiracy. I use the term in order to describe the outbreak of a culture of self-assertion, where the classical deadly sins have been turned into virtues.

The Matrix Conspiracy is a mixture of postmodern intellectualism, management theory, self-help and New Age, which is creating a “me-me-me-and-then-perhaps-you-if-it-serves-me-logic”, and a spirituality, where the object of worship is the ego. It is a culture, where everything is psychologized, emotionalized and therapized, so that political incitation and social responsibility are removed by disguising social problems as personal problems. It is a culture where moral values only are based on what feels good. It is a culture of suspicion, that denies and renounce what people think, and the reasons they produce, in order to find the “real” reasons. It is a culture, where debate is about playing down or directly offending other people. It is a culture, where science and critical thinking have been replaced by magical thinking (you can create yourself and the world as it fit you).

But it is also a culture (though it on the surface sounds individualistic), which is about to develop into a global, totalitarian meritocracy, where psychology is controlling people down to the smallest details. This might happen when Western Consumer Capitalism and Chinese Communism in all probability will melt together.

I claim, that the rebellion against this ideology must be philosophy. We must become philosophical rebels and spiritual anarchists, who not are afraid of for example practising loafing and civil disobedience; or said differently: who not are afraid of rejecting psychology in order to find our true calling in life.

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6) The Matrix Conspiracy – Part 2 (2014)




This book is the second part of two books on the concept of The Matrix Conspiracy.

The Matrix conspiracy is a mix of postmodern intellectualism, management theory, self-help and New Age, which together constitute a global spreading ideology. This ideology is created by The Mythology of Authenticity – a mythology where everything is about becoming and not being. This mythology has two world images: humanistic psychology and constructivism. And these two world images again have two methods: psychotherapy and coaching.

The mythology is characterized by magical thinking (you can create yourself and the world as it fit you) – and is sought supported by subjectivism and relativism: the psedoscience of reductionism, especially psychologism and biologism. Quantum mysticism is also a central theory.

With this we see the emergence of a totalitarian New Age system with direct fascistic tendencies, and where Western Consumer Capitalism and Chinese Communism in all probability will melt together in a New World Order: the world of alternative history, alternative physics, alternative medicine and, ultimately, alternative reality.

The winners in this Brave New World are therefore not receiving their talents from being and reality, but from becoming masks and roles, from their ability to tell stories. It is a meritocracy of people wearing The Emperor´s New Clothes. 

With this final book on the Matrix Conspiracy, I am, as in my teaching as such, placing philosophy at the heart of it, and I do so in order to protect the precious store of wisdom from the assaults of charlatans, to create a kind of temple to truth in the midst of falsehood, and to marginalize the Matrix Sophists, who prey on human confusion.

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7) Sûnyata Sutras (2017)



“Sûnyatâ” means emptiness. The concept involves especially three other concepts: negation, codependent origination and impermanence. The Sûnyatâ philosophy is a teaching, which has one quite determinate purpose: the neutralization of all the dogmas, theories and viewpoints, which ignorance has created.

And what does “Sutras” mean then? The oldest form of spiritual scriptures, as for example the old Indian Sutras, are intended for meditative reading. Sutras are effective hints to the truth in form of aphorisms or short expressions with a limited conceptual elaboration.     

Just like the words of Buddha, the Vedas and the Upanishads belong to the early holy teachings written down in form of Sutras. The words and parables of Jesus can, when taken out of the stories, also be regarded as Sutras, as well as the deep teaching contained in Tao Te King, the old Chinese Book of Wisdom, written by the philosopher Lao Tzu.

In this book, I present a line of Sutras meant for meditative reading over the concept of Sûnyatâ.

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